Tring mum raises over £6k for cancer unit treating her son

Tring mum raises over £6k for cancer unit treating her son

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:47am 26th March 2019. (Updated at 5:49am 26th March 2019)

A mum from Tring has done something incredible, as she deals with her four-year-old boy going through cancer treatment.

Claire Boulter ran a 5-mile run for the Oxford Children's Hospital at the weekend.

It is the unit where Sebastian is being treated for Accute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

Her £150 target has been smashed and it's sitting at over £6,600.

She said:

"We took him to A&E at Stoke Mandeville and after a chest X-Ray they found a large tumour in his chest.

"My husband said the sound which erupted out of my mouth was like something out of a horror film."

Claire Boulter / Seb
Claire ran for the Oxford Children's Hospital at the weekend

Seb started his treatment on his 4th birthday and, since then, it has been a whirlwind of hospital appointments and drugs.

So far, he is responding well to treatment, which includes intensive chemotherapy for nine months.

It has taken away his mobility, leaving him in a wheelchair and hair falling out.

A huge amount raised

Claire tells us how Seb's little sister is coping

At Seb's first appointment a few weeks ago at Oxford, Claire and her husband saw a poster for the Oxford Mail OX5 Run.

So Claire signed up, with that £150 target and has just been overwhelmed by the support.

She added:

"It's amazing just to feel like we're doing something positive in amongst all this crazy whirlwind, where you can't control anything.

"We have managed to do something to hopefully enhance the lives of other children who are going to the hospital, as well as Seb's."

You can donate to Claire's fundraising here.

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